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I know nothing about headphones, but am going to have to invest in a pair soon, as me playing loud games while my gf is trying to sleep pisses her off. So, what would be the best ones for ~100. Either headphones, or headphones and mic (pereferable). Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 18
How about a pair of these? (iCEMAT Siberia)
post #3 of 18
I just bought these and I am very happy with them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106346

here is the bigger brother:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826159413
    
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these are not exactly 100 bucks, but i like these ones, i own a pair and theyre great

ZALMAN 5.1Ch. Speaker Headphones Plus MIC Theatre 6 Surround Model:ZM-RS6F+M
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I have a pair of these headphones, for some reason the price dropped like a brick.. they work great and sound amazing, the bass is clear and crisp, everythingis great about these, the mic works great too. This is by far the best set I've ever used. When I bought my set, they cost about $100 retail, that was about 6 months ago.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106462
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEvolution
How about a pair of these? (iCEMAT Siberia)
****! THOSE ARE TEH BASSHUNTER PHONEZ!!! ZOMG!!! Anyway, I reccomend those for the cool factor, Sennheister's for quality.
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post #9 of 18
for gaming you will get much, much better sound quality with a good pair of (audiophile) headphones then you will with any headset. Since you'll probably want a mic just get a $10 Zalman clip on mic

These are the 2 best recommendations in your price range:

ATH A500: these are closed, very sensitive and 32 Ohm so they are easy to drive from a sound card These are often considered the best $100 gaming can according to [H]ardforum and head-fi
http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html

Sennheiser HD555: these are open so they offer a more natural sound, but they also have a large soundstage and are great for gaming. They are very comfortable and are a good all-around headphone. These are also entry level audiophile headphones to many people over at headfi.
They aren't as sensitive as the A500's, and are 50 Ohm. they're still sensitive enough to be driven by any sound card or portable player, but they will benefit from a headphone amp.
http://www.headphone.com/products/he...ser-hd-555.php
(amazon and newegg have them cheaper)

I use HD595's (HD555's big brother) for gaming. my setup looks like this:

X-fi digital out > custom digital coax mini-RCA > number cruncher 203.2 DAC > custom SPC interconnects > PIMETA w/ TREAD psu > HD595. I also use a clip on zalman mic
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post #10 of 18
The iCEMAT Siberias are incredible. I just got mine. I love them. Best headphones I have used.
    
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